According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.